With the rise of hate groups and incidents aiming at refugees, migrants, and other groups in the US, there was a recent meeting held at the UN Human Rights Council. At this meeting, they focus on an oral statement made by The Advocates for Human Rights.
The oral statement stated how this organization was deeply concerned about the rise of hate targeted incidents occurring to racial, ethnic, migrant, refugees, and religious minorities within the US. They also expressed concern about the proliferation of hate groups.
The statement talked more in detail concerning recent incidents that occurred in different fashions concerning the profiling and religious discrimination. And thus, they requested that the Human Rights Council to stay reminded of these issues as their main focus.
They are also calling all member states to stay obligated and ensure the national immigration policies and law enforcement practices don’t discriminate against others.
There have been other concerns addressed from other advocate groups since President Donald Trump became elected to presidency of him being a vocal advocate of Islamophobia, xenophobia, sexual assault, and violent racism. Read more: Jim Larkin | Huffington Post
And as a result, civil activists are banding more together in various ways to fight harder than ever against these different ills. Some are reaching out to others through articles and other outlets. They are asking for donations/volunteers.
About Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund
One of these hardworking and mission-oriented activism organizations is the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the co-founders of this organization as well as the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media.
Their fund supports groups who are advocates for human, civil, and migrant rights. They also support civic participation and freedom of speech throughout Arizona, including the Mexican border, la linea frontera.
Their generous funding began when they dedicated themselves back in 2007 to use their settlement money that arose from their arrest. They were arrested by Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, on October 18, 2007.
According to Crunchbase, Lacey and Larkin decided to use their $3.75 million settlement to monetized Arizona’s migrant rights organizations. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-larkin-8a2a4213a
Already concerned about humans’ God-given rights, as expressed in their media outlets, the men who swore to protect and serve took them in the middle of the night out of the comfort and safety of their homes. These two journalists were jailed after they revealed the grand jury proceedings’ existence that sought articles’ notes about the Sheriff.
Additionally, some supposed public service and law people issued grand jury subpoenas demanding the citizens’ identities who read their media’s stories online concerning the Sheriff. And with these unfortunate events, Lacey and Larkin sued the county in which they prevailed in the United States Court of Appeals for the ninth circuit.